Airports in the United States introduce antimicrobial security scales to stop the spread of diseases

Airports introduce antimicrobial trays at security controls to prevent the spread of diseases

  • The trays are all treated with powerful antimicrobial technology
  • It inhibits the growth of bacteria by preventing it from propagating and spreading
  • The trays are in use at the end of the summer at more than 30 major American airports
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Airports in the United States are rolling out antimicrobial security scales to prevent the spread of diseases.

By the end of the summer, more than 30 major hubs introduced the trays, all of which have been treated with powerful antimicrobial technology.

This technology inhibits the growth of bacteria by disrupting cellular function, which means that it cannot propagate and spread.

The new antimicrobial security drawers that are being rolled out at 30 major airports in the United States. They have been treated with technology that helps prevent the spread of bacteria.

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The new antimicrobial security drawers that are being rolled out at 30 major airports in the United States. They have been treated with technology that helps prevent the spread of bacteria.

The trays are produced by Florida-based Security Point Media in collaboration with Microban International, a company that specializes in antimicrobial and odor control technologies.

According to Mental Floss, they are already in use at the airports of Denver, Nashville and Tampa and will be rolled out to more airports in early July.

Joseph T. Ambrefe, Jr., chief executive officer of Security Point Media, said: “Travelers are familiar with antimicrobial products and trust them in their homes, this collaboration brings antimicrobial benefits and peace of mind to a common denominator in aviation – the screening checkpoint. & # 39;

Michael Ruby, vice president of Microban, added: “With more than two million travelers traveling through US airports every day, there is a good chance to support the Security Point Media mission.

& # 39; We are convinced that the addition of Microban technology to Secure Tray from Security Point Media will be well received by airport administrators and the general public. & # 39;

Last year, research from the University of Nottingham discovered that plastic trays during security checks contain the largest number of viruses from anywhere in an airport, including the toilets.

Research from the University of Nottingham showed that plastic trays during security checks contain the most viruses from anywhere in an airport, including the toilets (file photo)
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Research from the University of Nottingham showed that plastic trays during security checks contain the most viruses from anywhere in an airport, including the toilets (file photo)

Research from the University of Nottingham showed that plastic trays during security checks contain the most viruses from anywhere in an airport, including the toilets (file photo)

Such trays are covered with pathogens that can cause anything from the common cold and flu to pneumonia, bladder infections, Sars and even brain damage, according to the first study of its kind.

The researchers say their findings highlight hotspots for disease transmission, which could be important during a serious epidemic.

At the time, professor Jonathan Van Tam, study author, spoke: & # 39; This study supports the plea for better public awareness of the spread of viral infections.

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& # 39; People can help minimize contamination by hygienically washing hands and coughing at all times in a handkerchief, handkerchief or sleeve, but especially in public places.

& # 39; These simple precautions can help prevent pandemics and are most important in busy areas such as airports with a large number of people traveling to and from different parts of the world. & # 39;

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